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Year 6 Staff

Ms Simmons

6.1 Jaguar class

Ms Osborne

6.2 Panther Class

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Some websites and activities to try…

https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/actions – lots of activities to do outdoors or in the garden

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/ – lots if simple science experiments here that can be done with household object

Oxford Owl – free but requires registration.  The books follow the same book banding system as Queens’ Federation.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Audible (from Amazon) – free stories to listen to while schools are closed. These books are classified into sections for Littlest Listeners, all the way up to Teens.  Please open in Chrome browser.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

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Queens Federation Quiz!

This weeks quiz is hosted by Ms Simmons. Please click the videos below to take part. Good luck!

 

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Science Day

Queen Emma had a fantastic Science Day based upon the British Science Week theme of ‘Our Diverse Planet.’ Each year group’s learning was based upon a continent and the children had a day filled with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) based activities.
Year 1- Asia- First the children discussed how people around the world are diverse and how that makes them special. They then went into the hall and drew around each other, thinking about their diverse qualities and also what similarities they all share.
Year 2- Australasia- Year 2 pupils learnt about the importance of forests in Australia and the devastating affect that the recent bush fires had on the environment and animals that make the forests their habitat. They had to use their engineering skills to build a tree, in pairs, using 4 pieces of recycled paper. Plus they weren’t allowed to use any glue, paper clips, blue tac or sellotape! The children really had to use Habit 2, Begin with the end in mind and Habit 6, synergize.
Year 3- Europe- Pupils had to work really hard using the ipads to research animals native to Europe and design a hotel for them to stay in. They had to think about the features of their habitat and why the animals would want to stay in their hotel.
Year 4- North America- We all know that parts of America can have a hot climate, so Year 4 used their scientific knowledge to create the best insulated pot for a plant. They planted their seed and had a variety of materials in order to insulate their pot. Let’s hope some of them grow!
Year 5- Africa- Year 5 used their Maths skills to look closely at the mathematical properties of a variety of African flags. They also made habitat hotels for African insects, thinking about what they would like. Plus there are a lot of African insects to build a home for!
Year 6- Antarctica- The pupils in Year 6 had a full day of learning, looking closely at the polar regions. First they explored and experimented with iron fillings and magnets, relating to the magnetic poles of Earth. Then they carried out an experiment of how to insulate water in a bottle. They took the temperature of the water and decided which materials would be best to insulate the bottle. Then they created their insulated bottle and kept recording the temperature.
All the pupils had a fantastic day during British Science Week and some of the children’s costumes were amazing. Thank you ever so much for everyone’s hard work in order to make the day so successful.

 

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Science

We have been looking at classification in our Science this week. We worked together in this lesson to identify characteristics of leaves, create a Leaf Fact File and then develop a Character Table to organise them all. Well done to all!

 

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PE

When we “begin with the end in mind,” we can organise our actions and think ahead. When playing “capture the flag” on Happy Friday, we had a go at practising just that!

 

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Reading

Think win-win is a great way to benefit all. In our whole school reading, we joined with other year groups to help each other practise these essential skills!

 

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Health

Special guests have been coming to Queen Emma to give the year 6’s talks about health. In this session, we looked at physical exercise as a way to maintain our health. We looked at position and direction by practising rotations with PE equipment.

 

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Crochet Club

Extracurricular activities include the crochet club! We have started with snowflakes…lovely work.

 

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A Christmouse Tale

On Wednesday, Year 2 and Year 6 were treated to a performance of A Christmouse Tale by Pendle Productions to support their work in their fairytale topics. Children enjoyed the cheery Christmas musical following the adventures of a lonely white mouse as he escapes the pet shop and tries to find his own way to the house where he was meant to have been a special gift.

 

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WW2 Cake

For our WW2 day, the Year Sixes made chocolate “cake” as people in the UK would have during the war. The rations made it difficult then, but our taste-testers thought it was quite good!

 

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Science

In science the year 6’s have been looking at the effect light has on objects we see. We experimented with water in a glass, and a drawn arrow observed through the clear materials in order to understand refraction. Ask us what happened!

 

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Hockey

During our PE lessons we have been practising our hockey skills!

 

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Newspaper Report

We have looked at model text to find elements of a newspaper report.

 

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Light

Our class assistants demonstrated how light travels in a straight line.

 

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Eco Awareness Morning

We became eco warriors by creating art from recycled plastic.

 

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Description Activity

We have been working at verbalising needs through hands on activities. We also completed a description activity were we had to practise discussing things clearly.

 

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Working As A Group

We worked together to begin with the end in mind. Later we worked as a group to help “save” Slimey the worm!

 

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Leader in Me

For the first 8 days of the Autumn term we have been introducing all the children to the 7 habits and our new whole school project: The Leader in Me.
Please see the link to our daily newsletters which introduced parents to each habit and our celebration day on Friday.
We are seeking to teach children that they are the leader of themselves and with the 7 habits they can become leaders of others.

https://www.queenemmaschool.org.uk/parent-information/important-information/letters-newsletters

 

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Pond

We were so excited to see the fire brigade coming to help up fill up our pond! Some of us even got to wear the fire fighter’s helmet and jacket! A great big thank you to the Cambridge fire service.

 

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Arts Festival

On Tuesday 2nd July, Queen Emma enjoyed an Arts Festival where all classes enjoyed a mix of art, English and musical activities. We had a great day (as you can see by the pictures below).

Nursery enjoyed a musical sessions with Rat-a-Tat and lots of outdoors activities. Reception and KS1 listened to local group Shake, Rattle and Roll who brought  a range of exciting musical instruments in. Year 1 also had an amazing morning working together to paint outside. Year 2 created some weird and wonderful magical potions and investigated ‘The Air we Breathe.’

KS2 enjoyed a musical performance from members of St John’s Choir. Year 3 also loved a recorder workshop and made beautiful natural clay faces. Year 4 decorated tiles with stunning Islamic patterns and Year 5 made origami to hang in school. Year 6 enjoyed a performance from The King’s Men at Queen Edith before making dreamcatchers.

Special thanks must go to volunteers from the community who came in to run some of the activities. It was greatly appreciated and the whole day was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

 

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KS2 Sports Day

We were very proud of all of our children in KS2 who took part in our sports afternoon on Friday 28th June. Everyone demonstrated great sportsmanship,determination and teamwork skills, which made it a very enjoyable afternoon for all.

Huge congratulations to Hawking house who were victorious with 775 points.

 

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Hoodwinked

What a wonderful show! Congratulations to Musical Theatre Club who entertained their friends and families with a wonderful performance of ‘Hoodwinked’ on Tuesday 4th June.

 

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Cross Country Championship

The children in KS2 had a fantastic morning at Netherhall taking part in the annual Cambridge CSSP Cross Country Championship! The key theme of this year’s event was ‘determination’ and the Queen Emma team certainly were determined! We were so proud of all who took part. We look forward to returning again next year!

 

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Football Tournament

Queen Emma entered their first ever football tournament this year. The children played extremely well together, demonstrated amazing support for each other and played fairly. All of which helped win the tournament! The children, parents and staff are all excited about progressing to the next stage of the competition.